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    A Japanese piece of literature and art exposed me to ambiguous and dual thinking on the matter of patriotism, loyalty to the country’s leadership, and military/national strength.
     
    Imagine if you were placed in a position where a certain country betrayed a deal they made with you, and then tries to muscle in later using military force long after they had betrayed the spirit and word of their agreement? Would you accept their military aid and its attendant strings, or would you reject it and thus add an additional enemy on top of the ones already crowding your border? The military forces are loyal and competent, but the leadership that commands them is of a foreign and threatening nature.
     
    To some in the world, that’s what a hyperpower is.
     
    Even if Americans trust the US military, how can Americans continue to do so when they don’t trust the government that is the commander of those military units?
     
    These same questions were considered by the Founding Fathers. It would be the height of weakness if the current generation looks away from them. Do you accept foreign aid from a nation you don’t trust, in return for temporary security from your enemies now? Or do you rebel and make them an enemy, on top of everybody else wanting your blood in the world, for liberty?
     
    The American military, under the aegis of the Leftist alliance, is considered a force of righteous total control, not liberty or justice. The Left uses the American beliefs as a stalking horse, to cement the credibility of American power projections. This has been the case before even Vietnam. It is why American foreign adventurers don’t end up the way liberty might have preferred.

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